Skills developement

One of the positives to lockdown is that I have more free time. I’m allowing myself the space to make mistakes and try out new ways of working. I’m also doing more printmaking. I have been practising collagraph, mezzotint & dry point etching. Unfortunately, it’s more difficult to acid etch from home so I’m limited to printing off existing plates.

‘In splendid solitude.’
Collagraph print in editions of 5.

‘Drifting on a dream.’
Collagraph print in editions of 5.

Unusual times

It is unusal times with a virus that is keeping us in lock down. Many events have been cancelled or postponed including my own.
On the positive I am able to work in my studio and hopefully when life resumes I will have so new work to show.

I do want to share a piece of music composed by http://www.duotonemusic.com A piece inspired by my painting now called ‘Slow Wave,’ after Duotone’s composition.

Click here or below for composition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRKz99_IGbo

March update

 

2 Blues.’ has sadly finished now. We enjoyed exhibiting at Rugby Art Gallery and Museum and we received many positive comments.

I have had my collagraph print ‘Life’s flotsam & jetsam.’ accepted for The Coventry Open, The Herbert Art Gallery & museum. Coventry. On display from 29th February- 19th April.

Coming up:
From 24th March – 14th April I am taking part in UK Artists annual exhibition at Arts Trail Gallery.
Royal Priors Parade, Leamington Spa CV32 4XT- POSTPONED due to coronavius- on 1st-20th September

From Friday 1st May 2020 (By Invitation Only) – Sunday 3rd May 2020  I will be exhibiting at the Stratford Art fair 2020
Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall, 1 Sheep St, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6EF – POSTPONED – on 25th-27th September.

 

A short film of 2 Blues exhibition


Collagraph print currently on show at The Herbert Gallery

Painting that will be at Art Trail exhibition

Painting that will be on show at the Stratford Art Fair

2 Blues

I’ve completed some new work for the 2 Blues Exhibition, which is currently on show in the Floor One Gallery, Rugby Museum and Art Gallery.
I am showing alongside abstract artist Gordon Connell until the 5th March and we are open everyday from 10 – 5 pm.

‘Surging on.’
Mixed media on paper.
61 x 51 cm framed.

‘A moment of clarity.’
Mixed media on board.
55 x 45 cm framed

‘Violet light.’
Oil on canvas.
30 x 30 cm.

‘The time approaches.’
Mixed media on paper.
61 x 51 cm framed.

‘Swirling days merge.’
Mixed media on board.
39 x 34 cm framed.

Looking back & forwards into 2020

Looking back & forward.

As I look back on 2019 I believe my work has progressed, in the way I use paint and other mediums. I have made a concerted effort to work on a larger scale and feel I have been successful. I will still continue to work small too, I get a lot of pleasure from working at different scales. I’ve also been developing my etching skills and I am particularly enjoying dry point. I am intending to try collagraph printing and sugar lift when I next making a copper plate etching. My motivation in all scenarios is mark making and the different qualities I can achieve..

As well as progress in my work I  have also been involved in more art exhibitions and events and hope to continue building on these in 2020. My next project is an exhibition at Rugby Museum & Art Gallery, where I will be showing alongside Gordon Connell

Some of the work I’ve sold this year